"Surviving Valentine's Day"

"Surviving Valentine's Day"


February has long been celebrated as a month of romance. St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. In modern times, it can be viewed as a manufactured “love fest”. The pressure men and women feel during that day is enormous. Do we buy cards, chocolates, jewelry for the person we love? If you are alone it can be a challenging holiday but there are quite a few things you can do to “Survive” Valentine’s Day.

Social experts recommend;

  • Stay  in with a movie.
  • Lower  your expectations.
  • Go to  the gym, make good of your resolution by exercising.
  • Wear  blinders, stay away from romantic places.
  • Treat  yourself.
  • Buy your own chocolate.
  • Do something nice for someone less fortunate on Valentine's Day -- volunteer

Social media surveys have indicated that some men believe it’s only a “hallmark holiday” and the day shouldn’t really exist. While some women believe “This date should be for celebrating all the love you have in your life whether it's with your family or dog.”

Whether you are a believer of the day or not it probably wouldn’t hurt to tell someone you love them no matter what the rules are or the fear of looking ridiculous. What is truly ridiculous is passing up the opportunity to tell someone that your heart is invested in them.

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